Friday, April 7, 2017

Speeding female drunk driver killed after she drove the wrong-way along Merrick Road and collided with a box truck in Baldwin, Long Island

BALDWIN, Long Island (WABC) -- A 27-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Baldwin Friday morning.

A car and truck collided at Merrick Road and Gale Avenue just after 1:45 a.m.

A woman appears to have been driving the wrong way on Merrick Road at a high rate of speed when her vehicle collided with a box truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 70-year-old driver of the box truck, who works for a church and was making a pickup, was evaluated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Most of the drunk-related driving crashes occur in the early a.m. hours, like this case. 

A car and box truck collided in a horrific crash that left a 27-year-old woman dead on Long Island, according to authorities.

The collision shut down part of Merrick Road near Gale Avenue in Baldwin at shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, police said. The 27-year-old woman was driving very fast westbound in the eastbound lane when she collided with the truck sideways, according to police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 70-year-old truck driver was making a pickup at a nearby church for the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul when the woman hit him, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police did not immediately release the woman’s name.

The crash left the car crumpled and authorities are looking into why she was speeding and driving the wrong way.  She was most likely drunk.